Monday, May 26, 2008

I left my heart in Bandon, Oregon

Remember my birthday surprise from Kimberly? Well, I decided to buy filters rather than upgrading one of our rooms. THEN, right before we left, she gifted me with a sweet little bonus check, so we DID upgrade one night! Okay, so we had already decided to do it anyway, but this made the decision feel better!

We were going to stay at a boring Best Western on Saturday the 15th because we thought after an 11-12 hour drive to get from Angels Camp, California to Bandon, Oregon, we'd get there too late to be worth actually staying ON the beach. But then we realized we were nuts to pass up an opportunity, albeit an expensive opportunity, to stay ON the beach, so we sprung for it, and I was never so glad in my life!

We left our resort early in the morning and we barely stopped, so we made it in 10 hours; plenty of time to cook dinner while the kids played on the beach, and then go for a glorious walk. We had a cute little beach house with an upstairs for the kids, and this backyard....

Here are Isaac and Sophia kickin' up the sand while I'm whipping up some dinner.
room with a view

Someone LOVED the beach.
isaac's joy

It was fascinating.
walking bandon
kids running

While waiting for the sun to set, Daddy played Tic Tac Toe with his little lady (looks like she won this round!)...
sunset tictactoe

And smooched with me.
sunset kiss
walking into sunset

sophia sunset



The kids got cold (silly them for getting wet on a beach!), so we had to head back.

with a full moon to light our way...


Jenn said...

What gorgeous photos!! I'm so glad you stayed on the beach. The Pacific is something NOT to be missed. Such gorgeous, rocky beaches really set an amazing scene. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of the vacay!

Robin's Reports said...

I don't know if I'm more jealous of your location & view on the beach or those gorgeous photos. I love what you're doing to make those blue/pink sunsets & whispy clouds.

ox, nana said...

Breathtaking ...'post card' photos of Oregon!! I hope you get your heart back ...soon:)